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King and Lord of Man and the Isles Thomas Stanley
17 generations from the origin. Great x 15 grandfather.
Birth: c. 1405, Lathom & Knowlesly, Lancashire, England;
Death: Feb 20, 1459; Knowlesley, Lancashire, England;
Age: 54

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  • 1st Baron Stanley - Dates: 1456-1459
  • Lord Lieutenant of Ireland - Dates: 1431-1436
  • Knight of the Garter - Dates: 1457
  • House of Commons, Lancashire - Dates: 1447-1451, 1453-1454


Thomas Stanley, 1st Baron Stanley KG (c. 1405-20 February 1459), was an English politician.

Stanley was the son of Sir John Stanley and Isabell Harington, daughter of Robert de Harington and Isabel Loring. He served as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 1431 to 1436 and also represented Lancashire in the House of Commons between 1447 and 1451 and 1453 and 1454. In 1456 he was summoned to the House of Lords as Lord Stanley. A year later he was further honoured when he was made a Knight of the Garter.

Lord Stanley married Joan Goushill, daughter of Sir Robert Goushill and Elizabeth FitzAlan, daughter of Richard Fitzalan, 11th Earl of Arundel. They had six children. He died in February 1459 and was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son Thomas, who was created Earl of Derby in 1485. His third son the Hon. Sir John Stanley was the ancestor of the Barons Stanley of Alderley.

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King and Lord of Man and the Isles John II Stanley
c. 1386 - Nov 27, 1437
Isabel Harrington
1388 -
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Lady Joan Goushill
c. 1409 - c. 1458
Catherine Stanley
Great x 14 grandmother
1430 - 1498
Lady Elizabeth Stanley
Great x 14 grandmother
c. 1418 -
King of Mann Thomas Stanley
Great x 17 grandfather
1435 - Jul 29, 1504
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